What does the Bible say about violence?


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Violence is defined as "physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing," and sadly, violence is a part of everyday life. It's in our movies and television shows, and we l...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
My favorite verse when I start fearing the terrorist is Psalm 140:1, 4.

All I have to do is pray for deliverance from violent men, and I have peace. Sure, it might be that I receive physical harm though I pray against it. But I'm ready for it spiritually (think of what Christ suffered!).

Benson Commentary
Psalm 140:4-5. Keep me from the hands of the wicked — Hebrew, רשׁע, the wicked man. Let him not prevail to take away my life, my reputation, my interest, or my comfort, or to prevent my coming to the throne. Preserve me from the violent man — Hebrew, מאישׁ חמסים, (as also in Psalm 140:1,) from the man of violences, injuries, or rapines; who hath purposed — Whose design and full resolution it is, if thou do not prevent it; to overthrow my goings —

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked,.... From falling into their hands, and the weight of them); and from their laying hands on him, being men of power and authority;
preserve me from the violent man: or men, every one of them;

Geneva Study Bible
Keep {d} me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
(d) He declares the remedy of the godly when they are oppressed by the worldlings.

Pulpit Commentary
Verse 4. - Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man. A repetition of ver. 1 in a modified form. The fact of iteration indicates the extremity of the psalmist's need. Who have purposed to overthrow my goings; i.e. to bring me to destruction (comp. Psalm 17:5).

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